The Christian life is a life of struggle. This was central to John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress." English puritan John Owen, in his classic work "The Mortification of Sin," assumes the Christian life is a war. If battling is essential to the Christian life, how are we to fight, and where does the power of God come into play?
God's will is that we have Christian relationships that are open and honest, brothers or sisters to whom we can confess our failings (Jas. 5.16). If we don't, it's doubtful whether we actually have Christian relationships at all. But we need to be honest about the danger of honesty.
Genre and style are two of the most visible features of congregational worship music—and therefore, two of the most important. For this very reason, it's critical that we understand them rightly and approach them biblically.
Powerful and powerfully-relevant insight on the place of “doctrinal preaching” in the life of Christians from one of the greatest Christian minds of the past 150 years.
God’s design for music in the church is that it be congregational, which implies that it be both "clear" and "true." In part 2 of our Worship 101 series, we try to break down those terms and talk about what they mean practically.
The question of worship music in the church has been called "the worship war" for a reason. In this first article of a new series called "Worship 101," we look at some ground-level principles from God's Word that help give us a biblical starting point on this tough subject.
Words continue to be misused and weaponized in our society. Things are increasingly not what they actually are, but what people say they are. What are Christians to do about this disturbing and dangerous trend?
Meditations on the modern hymn "Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor" by Matt Papa and Matt Boswell.
Hebrews 13:9 tells us 'not to be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.' How do we obey this command? Here is some advice given to a friend.
It is estimated that you will listen to 3,000 to 7,000 sermons in your lifetime depending on how long you're a Christian. So how has your life changed as a result of the thousands of times you have sat under the faithful preaching of God's Word?